Black Cloud 2008 Altostratus Pinot Noir - 90pts

Black Cloud 2008 Altostratus Pinot Noir (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Private wine shops
Cost: $28-35
Alcohol: 13.2%
Production: 250 cases
Date Tasted: September 16th, 2011

Tasting Notes: Produced by current Township 7 winemaker Bradley Cooper, the "Altostratus", the high-end wine of a duo of Pinots produced by his micro-label side project, can take its place among the top Pinot Noirs of the valley. The gorgeous nose shows excellent typicity for a top BC Pinot combining ripe, red berry fruit aromas with savoury forest floor, oak, vanilla, potpourri and spice notes. Welcomed continuity flows to the dry palate with both juicy, red fruit and earthy characters and mild, integrated tannins. Finish is a tad short for this price-point but is very well-balanced while it lasts offering some lingering spice and tartness. Drink 2011-2013.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011